Just a bit of a rant here.
I was diagnosed with an ear infection in my right ear August 2020. Shortly after developed tinnitus in both ears. Since then have had constant fluid in both ears with a couple ear infections here and there. Antibiotics and steroids may help with infection but not the tinnitus or fluid in ears. Nasal sprays and decongestants dont seem to help.
Ofcourse this has left me with chronic vertigo and dizzy spells which as all or most of you know sucks big time. Its debillitating. For the past 3 or 4 weeks it’s hit me really hard but I havent been to doc because i dont have insurance. The past 4 or 5 times I’ve been, all tests are normal but I may be a bit pre hypertensive (im 45 and around 20 lbs overweight, smoker. Resting bp is always normal with my home bp machine). So I figure if I go to doc it will be same outcome and I’ll just be out more money i dont have to spare. I just wish a doc would look in my ears and not charge me over $100 to do so. Uuugh
Anyway i felt good this morning, had around 15 oz of strong coffee, then on my way to town boom the vertigo sat in. And here i go with another, “oh crap am I going to have a stroke or heart attack”, situation. Ive already seen a couple of you on here who can relate to that. Im wondering if the caffeine caused it.
Im not on any prescription meds…no illegal drugs or marijuana. I drink beer probably more often than i should but have cut back to maybe a 6pk a week. Ofcourse smoking is stupid. I feel pins and needles on my extremities at times but can’t tell if it’s just anxiety. Since my ear deal I’ve developed pretty bad anxiety and a couple panic attacks.
I take milk thistle, b complex, thiamin, zinc, low dose asprin, magnesium oxide, iron, fish oil, vit C. Not everyday but thats what i have.
Anyway, i guess thats about it. Feeling a little better since I ate part of a steak sandwich and some sweet tea. Its all a guessing game and just so tiring. My grandmother had type 1 diabetes but as I said all the tests I’ve had come out normal even for thyroid.
I guess I should add that I haven’t had any type of vaccines since I was a child, so all of that can be ruled out. Haven’t had covid either as far as I know but haven’t been tested. Have never dealt with ear problems since I was a child but that was just swimmers ear I believe…no tubes in ears or anything.
Looking forward to reading on some topics here and maybe learning some new info that could be helpful. Thank you for reading .